BATH — State and county public health officials have issued an advisory on the potential of recent exposure to measles in the region.

Steuben Public Health officials report the New York State Department of Health announced Friday, May 4 an "international traveler" from Europe, who has been confirmed to have measles, visited multiple venues, potentially exposing others to measles on April 30 and May 1-2.

Anyone who visited the following state locations may have been exposed:

• Old Country Buffet, 821 Country Route 64, Elmira, from 1-4 p.m., April 30.

• Ontario Travel Plaza on NYS Thruway (Interstate 90), Leroy Exit, from 4-6:30 p.m., April 30.

• Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 Third Street, Niagara Falls, from 5:30 p.m., May 1 through 9:30 a.m., May 2.

• Niagara Falls Urgent Care, 3117 Military Road Suite 2, Niagara Falls, from 3-6 p.m., May 1.

• Exit 5 on Interstate 390 in Dansville, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, May 2.

“While none of these locations are in Steuben County, our residents may have visited those sites,” said county Public Health Director Darlene Smith.

The risk of developing measles is low for people who have been vaccinated or are immune, according to Smith.

Individuals are considered protected against measles if they were born before 1957, have received two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, have had measles or have a lab test confirming immunity.

People who are not immune to measles and were exposed are at risk for developing measles. All individuals who were exposed during the dates and times at the places listed above, especially those without immunity or who are not sure if they have been vaccinated, should watch for symptoms of measles. Symptoms include a fever, rash, cough, conjunctivitis (pink eye) or a runny nose.

Symptoms usually appear 10-12 days after exposure but may appear as early as seven days and as late as 21 days after exposure. Individuals should contact their health care provider if they develop measles symptoms. To prevent the spread of illness, Steuben Public Health advises individuals who may have been exposed and who have symptoms consistent with measles to contact their health care provider, a local clinic, or a local emergency department before going for care. Contacting health care providers before going for care will help prevent others at these facilities from being exposed to the illness.

For more information, call Steuben County Public Health at (607) 664-2438.